Dragnet Reviews

December 21, 2018
A deadpan Aykroyd is perfectly cast, and it's always nice to revisit Hanks back when he was loose, limber, and eager-to-please.
August 16, 2017
Dan Aykroyd steals the show with a hilarious impersonation and tribute to the stern-faced TV cop Joe Friday, played for more than a decade by Jack Webb.
December 8, 2009
Lots of naughty behavior, laughs in TV cop spoof.
May 20, 2008
Aykroyd's script has more than its share of clever, witty ideas, but the film still feels the need to descend way too often to Police Academy-style heroes-dress-up-like-idiots sequences.
May 20, 2008
Most of the time it's fresh, funny, and surprising.
July 29, 2005
June 1, 2005
December 1, 2004
June 22, 2004
Strident pop-culture revisionism.
March 4, 2004
A comedy classic, Hanks and Aykroyd are great
May 20, 2003
Mr. Aykroyd and Mr. Hanks play well together, but the funniest performance in the film is that of Dabney Coleman, as the smut king (who lisps).
August 30, 2002
Quite a fun take-off of a boring TV show.
July 29, 2002
"the interplay of Aykroyd and Hanks makes it worthwhile"
July 27, 2002
Barely recommendable buddy-cop schtick-fest.
January 1, 2000
It's fun a lot of the time. Several individual shots are hilarious.
January 1, 2000
The script is a gold mine of one-liners.
January 1, 2000
Yes, it is lowbrow and sophomoric. What you'd call dumb-de-dumb-dumb fun.